Masters and Servants in Tudor England
By (author) Alison Sim
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Masters and Servants in Tudor England by Alison Sim
Book DescriptionAlthough life in Tudor England was ordered in a strict hierarchy and the divisions between social classes were firmly maintained, a life of service was common for all classes, and servants were not necessarily the lowest stratum in society. At the upper levels of society the children of the wealthy would become personal attendants to royalty or to great lords or ladies as part of their upbringing. Further down the social scale apprentices were regarded as servants yet at the same time as members of the household or the family. Even more humble servants were not relegated to life behind a green baize door but shared their master and mistress's lives to a far greater degree than did many in later times. Alison Sim's new book looks at the daily reality of servant life in the Tudor period. She examines relations between servants and their masters, peering into the bedrooms, kitchens and parlours of the ordinary folk and into the more sumptuous apartments of royalty and the aristocracy. Her book both informs and entertains the modern reader and at the same time rescues from oblivion the lives and voices of the people who kept the wheels of Tudor life turning.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750940177
(234mm x 156mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Alison Sim
Life in Tudor Palaces and Houses, Paperback (April 2010)
Includes details of places to visit including many National Trust properties
Pleasures and Pastimes in Tudor England, Paperback (April 2009)
A delightful book detailing the games and ways in which the Tudors amused themselves
Food and Feast in Tudor England, Paperback (April 2005)
An overview of Tudor food and eating habits, this title shows that dining habits in the 16th century were not the same as those of the Middle Ages and that Tudor dining, at least for the wealthier section of the population, was much more sophisticated than it is generally given credit for.
Tudor Housewife, Paperback (March 2005)» View all books by Alison Sim
This book unveils the powerful position of ordinary women in Tudor society and provides a captivating insight into their lives.
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Author Biography - Alison Sim
Alison Sim is a specialist in medieval and Tudor history who has worked as a guide and education officer at a variety of locations, including the Tower of London, Kew Palace, Hampton Court and the Imperial War Museum. Her previous books for Sutton include The Tudor Housewife, Food and Feast in Tudor England and Pleasures and Pastimes in Tudor England.
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